These cute little loaves blend pumpkin, pistachio, rum and raisins with festive results. Wrap the bread in colored cellophane, tie with festive ribbon and give as a gift. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas.
Betty Jackson of White Pine, Tennessee writes, “I wanted to add some extra flavors, such as cranberries, to one of our favorite pumpkin bread recipes, so I kept experimenting. This sweet bread turned out great.”
My grandsons think this seasonal loaf is pretty special—so much so they took it with them to college when they knew they wouldn't be home for the holidays. It's destined to become a family tradition in your home, too. —Victoria Cooklin, Massillon, Ohio
I created this recipe after tasting a similar bread. The pumpkin and pudding mix add moistness while the whole wheat flour adds nutrition. It’s a perfect quick bread for this time of year, for breakfast or any meal.
Fall and Halloween are a time of harvest, and what better opportunity to combine two of the season's bounties - pumpkin and apples - to make this delightful quick bread? The brown sugar and nut topping gives it the finishing touch.
-Helen Phillips, Horseheads, New York
"A friend made this moist bread for us years ago," recalls Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina. "Because it makes three loaves, I can give one loaf to a neighbor, enjoy one with my family and freeze one for later."